Where to Sip & Savor in Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland, is on our travel bucket list. Here’s where we’re headed first for local fare and cocktails


  • Lucide—Chef Michèle Meier was named “chef of the year 2021” by Gault Millau. Find this upscale dining spot inside the KKL Luzern, the city’s cultural and convention center.
  • Old Swiss House—Indulge in the decadent and delicious Wiener Schnitzel (veal escalope). The restaurant’s specialty for more than 50 years, the dish is prepared in front of the guests’ eyes.
  • Regina Montium at Kräuterhotel Edelweiss—Plan a meal here around an excursion to Mount Rigi. This sustainability-focused, Michelin-starred restaurant highlights local Swiss ingredients, including harvests from its onsite herb garden.


  • Bar Hotel Hermitage—A bit outside the city center, this outdoor spot exudes Mediterranean vibes, especially during summer when seating pops up lakeside.
  • SUITE Bar and Lounge—Enjoy fancy cocktails, snacks, and views from this rooftop bar next to the main train station in Lucerne.
  • Mekong Asian Bistro & BarStop in for great cocktails and excellent Asian street food.

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